A thick-set, short-tailed parrot with green wings, a red body, a black cap, and a deep purple belly. Widespread in natural habitats, but apparently favors coconut plantations. Purple belly separates this species from the very similar White-naped Lory, especially in flight. The similar Black-capped Lory has a large black neck patch and darker purplish black underside. Purple-bellied’s most common call is a harsh nasal “eee-arrr,” unlike the sweet whistle of White-naped Lory.